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Gary Kerr Appointed CEO of Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital

HOUSTON, TX (March31, 2009)


Gary Kerr has been named Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, after serving as the healthcare institution's interim CEO since January 2009 and COO since 2002.

In his new role, Kerr will administer and coordinate hospital initiatives, develop and maintain relationships with the medical staff and monitor and manage hospital resources to benefit patient care and achieve system goals and objectives. His primary focus will be to grow services at Memorial Hermann Northwest to meet community needs.

"I am confident that Gary's demonstrated leadership skills along with the support of the medical staff and talented Northwest team will continue to strengthen and grow Northwest's programs and services," said Chuck Stokes, Chief Operating Officer of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.

Prior to joining Memorial Hermann Northwest as Chief Operating Officer in 2002, Kerr's career spanned more than 18 years in the Christus Health system, where he held the CEO position at Schumpert Bossier Hospital in Bossier City, La. Kerr performed as Senior Development Executive for the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston after a tenure as CEO and COO of St. John Hospital in Nassau Bay.

Kerr also was an administrative fellow at the Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word Houston and received his MBA and BBA in business from University of Texas in Austin.

About Memorial Hermann

An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. Memorial Hermann serves the greater Houston community through 11 hospitals and many specialty programs and services, including three premier Heart & Vascular Institutes, TIRR|Memorial Hermann, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, a Sports Medicine Institute, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, seven comprehensive Cancer Centers, 27 sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, a substance abuse treatment center and dozens of other specialty and outpatient centers. Memorial Hermann operates one of two level 1 trauma centers in Houston and provides the Life Flight air ambulance program as well as the city's only burn treatment center. To learn more, visit, or call 713.222.CARE.